Bloomberg's Coalition Pushes Immigration Changes

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is announcing a coalition of business leaders and city mayors to fight for an overhaul of immigration policy. Bloomberg has been advocating new immigration rules for years. His new coalition includes CEOs of top companies like Hewlett Packard, Walt Disney, Boeing and Marriott.

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INSKEEP: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to announce a new coalition of business leaders and mayors to fight for an overhaul of immigration rules. Bloomberg has been advocating new immigration laws for years. His coalition includes CEOs of companies like Hewlett Packard, Walt Disney, Boeing and Marriott hotels.

They will push for better border security and better ways for employers to verify an immigrant's status. They also want the government to give undocumented workers a way to gain legal status, and they want to make it easier for foreign students to stay in the country.

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